‘Leaders, Not Bosses’, Says Gopi Ganesalingam

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Leaderonomics

21-03-2018

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In 2015, the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) created a new unit called Enterprise Development, and appointed Gopi Ganesalingam as its first vice president.

In 2007, Gopi founded Lava Protocols a solutions firm that is currently the leading cloud computing & social media specialist in ASEAN and a Certified Premier Consulting Partner and Reseller of Salesforce.com, Google Enterprise, Netsuite, Concur and Clarizen. He spent 8 years in the company before exiting in December 2014.

Prior to founding Lava Protocols, Gopi obtained a finance degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1987. His career had him working across several Asian markets which led him to predicting that the massive ‘on-demand cloud’ market would expand across the globe and hit Malaysia. 

Gopi sat down with Leaderonomics’ Director of Corporate Solutions, Sashe Kanapathi and shared his evolution and professional insights. 

 

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Key takeaways

  • We need leaders not bosses more than ever

  • Leaders work with you, bosses instruct you

  • The professional ecosystem has evolved — it has and needs spaces for collaboration

  • Successful start-ups have must good business models that are scalable

  • Going digital is essential to thrive now and in the future

  • Branding is an area Malaysian’s companies must develop further

 

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This interview is part of the AmBank CEO BizChat series powered by Leaderonomics. Share with us your thoughts about this interview at editor@leaderonomics.com. For more episodes of The Leaderonomics Show, click here. To engage with Leaderonomics to help your organisation innovate strategically, email us at info@leaderonomics.com.

 

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